Thursday, January 10, 2013

Audio distorted in VLC on Linux

Update: Follow the steps on this website instead. This fixes issues with skype as well. The below mentioned procedure hinders two different applications to use the audio device at the same time.

If you are facing audio distortion in VLC on Linux. Follow the below mentioned steps.
In some cases the audio is distorted from the start, in other cases, the audio distortion starts when on fast forwards.

1. Press Ctrl + P (or go to Tools and select Preferences)
2. At the bottom of the window, there is option "Show settings", select "All"

3. In Audio
    In Output modules
        Select Audio output module: "ALSA audio output"

4. In Output module
        In ALSA
            Select the "Audio output device"
                 A list of devices is shown, select the default audio device

4. Save
5. Close VLC
6. Open VLC again and try again.

Note:  Selecting the default audio device worked for me. If it doesn't work, you can try with others. Just  remember to save, close and open VLC again.

If this doesn't solve your problem, try one of the things suggested here.

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